Sunday, May 31, 2015

Random post. . . :)

I feel like I've been neglecting this blog. I even forgot to do the verse/song post this weekend! I'm really sorry! And, while I should be trying to write The Silent Blade, I'm stuck :)  But hey, I've got a good excuse; I broke my wrist on Thursday. :) That is a reasonable excuse. .. right?
Well, until I'm able to get around to the more scheduled posts, I thought I'd do a random post of pictures showing what's been going on lately around our house!
This was on memorial day. 

Dad at great grandma and grandpa's grave
Celebrating Cameron's 5th birthday.

Rainbow after a thunderstorm.
Gorgeous sunset after the storm!
Sisters! (and Caleb who decided to photo bomb the picture! :)

We were on a family picnic :) All us kids and dad! Mom's there too, just not in the pic!

Faith and I!

Sarah and I. Some people think we're twins even though there is a 5-year difference :D

And. . .on Saturday our van broke down!

Thankfully, mamma was able to come and pick us up in the new van we had just gotten! No, this picture was not taken when she picked us up :) It's just the only picture of the van that I have.

And we've been doing school of course. . .
More school. . . ;)

Anddd, I broke my wrist on Thursday :(
Well, there's a little look intro our life! :)I hope you enjoyed it!

 I'd appreciate all your prayers as I go to the doctor this next week to decide whether I need a cast or not. And then what to do from here. Thanks In advance! I hope you all have an amazing week!!! :D

(my verse for this week :)
Psalm 37:23-24
 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Monday, May 25, 2015

In memory of those who won't return. ..

"No greater love"
The bombs are exploding, the smoke is thick
Yet still they press on, retreat they won't
Then suddenly, a soldier turns
for right beside him, he hears a moan
He drops down to the ground, his younger brother lies there.
Then reaches out with the gentlest of care
"We'll go home together, I'll not leave you here."
He doges the explosions as best he can
Before dropping his brother down onto the sand
"You'll be safe here," he looks back and yells
just before he hurries back into the fight.
One year later, the younger brother kneels
beside the grave, where his older brother now lies.
A tear slips from his eyes and rolls down his cheek.
"You saved my life, you gave your all.
You are my hero, the only one I'll ever seek."
He salutes, then stands. He'll go home alone.
Yet a part of him will remain in that battlefield, far, far from home.

 John 15:12 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend--By Faith

Hebrews 11:1,3
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen...Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Friday, May 15, 2015

A verse and song for the weekend--I Lay me down

Galatians 2:20
 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Change. . .

I've been wanting to write this post for a long time, but I've never actually sat down and done it. . .so here goes! Also, I'm not sure what happened to the font. I've tried to change it, but it won;t let me. Grr! Sorry about that!

I think that generally, people don't like change. But I really, really don't like change. I am the kind of person who wants to have a plan, wants to know what's happening next and doesn't like surprises. But about 18 months ago, my whole world changed.
For those of you who have been following the blog for a while, you know that in 2013 my dad was diagnosed with cancer. Up until then, we had a pretty normal life. When I was 13 and then 14, everything seems to be in control. We had the same routines day after day and everything was the same. But then, a month after I turned 15, my whole world changed. Suddenly my dad had cancer. Suddenly everything wasn't carefully planned out, something I couldn't control had happened. For the next 18 months it felt as if we lived in a whirlwind. Nothing was certain, nothing was "normal". But in time, we established a new normal. Things seemed to get back to how they were before he got cancer.
But they weren't.
As I looked back, I realized that things had permanently changed. And I didn't like it. Some of my friends (who were older then me) had finished high-school and gone off to college and now one of them is engaged and another dating. As I looked back, I realized I didn't want to go forward. I didn't want to move toward an uncertain future. I wanted to go back. Back to where I had felt comfortable and safe. Back to where nothing ever seemed to change.

But I can't
Life happens, time changes things. It really put James 4:14 in a different light. Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what isyour life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Life is a vapor, it is here and then gone. Things are constantly changing. people are changing. But there is one person who will never change. When everything it uncertain, He is always certain. When everything is changing, He is the same. I had made castles in the sand of what I wanted, and I had been content with them. . .until the tide came in. Until everything changed. Then suddenly I was surrounded by waters of change. Nothing was certain, there was nothing I could hold onto. Except the rock. The rock that had stayed that same through many storms. The rock that was unchanging, always there, always the same.
 Jesus is that rock. Through all the storms of life, He is the same. I needed to let go.Let go of what I wanted, let go of everything I thought was important. I had to let go of the "rope" that I had been clinging to as I tried to stop the inevitable change that life brings. The "rope" that contained my plans, my hopes, my dreams. I had to let go. And as I let go, I had to put my hand in the hand of my Savior's and trust that his plans for me are better than anything I could have dreamed of. Life with Jesus is always an adventure! I put my hand in his, and follow whereHe leads. No turning back, no turning back. 
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day 2015

Mothers day. The day every year where we celebrate Mothers. I am so thankful for the mother God has give to me. There's a quote that I found that says "A mother is the person who can take the place of everyone else, but no one else can take her place." How true is that??? Here's a quick list of everything my mom does for us. (It is NOT at all complete!)
My mom home schools us--she is a teacher
My mom takes us places--she is a van (err taxi) driver.
My mom cooks for us--she is a chef
My mom cares for us when we're sick--she is a nurse
My mom teaches us from the Bible--she is our mentor
My mom helps us with hair, outfits etc.--she is our personal stylist
My mom cleans the house--she is a cleaner
My mom sews for us--she is a seamstress.
And like I said, I've only listed a few! These are thing my Mom (and I'm sure yours as well) has done ever since I was born and she does it without complaint. She could have a job, she could be making money and send us to school, but I'm so thankful that she choose to stay home with us! Not that I'm saying it's wrong if your Mom does work. I'm just saying I'm thankful that my parents (mom especially) have chosen work hard to teach us at home.
Today is the one day that we acknowledge all out Mothers have done for us. Happy mothers day to all the mothers out there and a special Thank you to my Mom. Happy mothers day, Mom!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend--In Christ alone

Galatians 6:14
 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend--Jesus,what a friend of sinners

Okay, so I've got two things that would normaly not be in this post! The first on is, "Which fact about me was false?" The answer is. . .#1!!! I used to share a room with my four sisters, but we rearranged bedrooms a couple weeks ago and now I only share a room with one :)
Also, my dad is going to the doctor's today to see whether or not the cancer has returned. Can you all be in prayer for the results?
Okay, without further ado, here is the week's "Song and verse for the weekend!"

Proverbs 18:24 . . .and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.